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‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Nary (name has been changed), a Cambodian victim of forced marriage to a Chinese man, cooking at home in Phnom Penh.

Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

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11.12.2018 | 11:18

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New roads, old war fan sale of Southeast Asian brides in China

Women at a shelter for victims of trafficking in Vientiane, Laos. Oct. 15, 2018.

China’s decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men.

For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.

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07.12.2018 | 13:00

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Vietnam singer Mai Khoi adds a youthful tone to aged politics

The Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi is an outspoken advocate for human rights and freedom of expression in Vietnam. She spoke with DW about her political activism.

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01.07.2017 | 14:07

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The legacy of war

An estimated two million ordinance were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam war. 30 percent of the sub-munitions from cluster bombs failed to explode and pose an acute danger to the population. In DW’s report by Norbert Lübbers , women bomb disposal experts try and remove these bombs to secure their country.

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20.11.2013 | 10:37

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